Blaine Goertler, of Imlay City, goes up for a shot during his team’s Class B district basketball semifinal encounter versus Armada last Wednesday at Capac High School. Imlay City bowed out with a 60-55 loss. photo by Kevin Kissane.
March 05, 2008
IMLAY CITY — Armada escaped with a 60-55 win against Imlay City in a Class B boys' district basketball last Wednesday night at Capac High School.
With the decision, Armada (13-9) advances to Friday's championship game where it will square off versus Notre Dame Prep (14-8). That matchup is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Imlay City finishes at 9-12.
In Wednesday's encounter, Armada and Imlay City combined for 27 opening quarter points.
That eight-minute stretch of basketball drew to a close with Armada holding a 16-11 advantage.
The second quarter would see Imlay City bounce back.
Aided by a 19-13 advantage there, Imlay City took a 30-29 edge at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Armada and Imlay City struck for 14 points apiece during the third quarter.
That made it 44-43, Imlay City, at the 24-minute mark.
Armada then outscored Imlay City 17-11 over the last eight minutes of play, putting the finishing touches on a 60-55 win.
Damon Szafranski (16 points, including two trifectas) and Jared Wozniak (16) were Armada's top offensive threats. Jordan Krause (12 points) and Jake Moegle (10, featuring two treys) hit for double figures as well.
Darren Saunders (15 points, with a triple) led Imlay City that evening. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Ben Deppong (11 points, including a trifecta), Chris Coleman (nine), Adam Van Dyk (eight), Mason Duke (four), Blaine Goertler and Alex Maldonado (a triple each) along with Chris Walters (two).